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Bergamot tree

A beautiful piece on Bergamot.

Perfume Shrine: Travel Memoirs: On the Bergamot Trail

“The bergamot tree (citrus bergamia) is the result of cross-breeding a lemon (citrus limonia) and a bitter orange tree (citrus aurantium). Classified as a citrus, the plant originated in tropical Asia but found an excellent breeding place in Sicily, Italy and the Ionian islands. Bergamot trees grow up to 16 feet tall, producing an almost pear-shaped, yellow fruit that is highly aromatic, similar to lemon, smaller than an orange.” 

Perfume Shrine: Travel Memoirs: On the Bergamot Trail.

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